Anticipation is growing at Alfa Romeo’s Turin headquarters for the start of the 36th Mille Miglia race.
This year, in addition to being an Automotive Sponsor, the brand will celebrate the 90th anniversary of its first victory in this legendary competition. It was won by Giuseppe Campari and Giulio Ramponi, driving the 6C 1500 Super Sport, an absolute masterpiece of mechanical design.
Described as the “most beautiful race in the world", the race will follow the traditional route from 16th to 19th May, starting from Brescia, stopping in Cervia-Milano Marittima, Roma and Parma.
Competing in this year's race will be several wonderful classic Alfa Romeo cars from the FCA Heritage collection: from the 6C 1500 SS to the 6C 1750 GS, the 1900 SS to the 1900 Sport Spider.
Alongside these rarities, a fleet of 30 Giulia and Stelvio cars will be shown; the new Alfa Romeo generation.
To celebrate the important anniversary of Alfa Romeo’s first victory, the competition will visit—for the first time in its history—the brand’s Museum in Arese, known as “La Macchina del Tempo” (“The Time Machine”), where a number of time trials will be held on the facility’s test track (more info at: www.museoalfaromeo.com).The event is scheduled to take place on the morning of Saturday 19 May, the same day as the opening of a temporary exhibition entitled 11-time champions, which celebrates Alfa Romeo’s unprecedented success in the “most beautiful race in the world”.
Drivers Marcus Ericsson and Charles Leclerc from the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team, currently taking part in the 2018 Formula 1 championship, will also be present. Their participation is a tangible sign of how genuinely the racing world is engraved in the heart of Alfa Romeo.